Psychology PhD Studentship Bursary / Demonstratorship The Psychology Research Group

Duration: 3 years

Bursary £13,726 per annum

The Psychology group in the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics at Sheffield Hallam University intends to appoint a Demonstrator on a three-year fixed term studentship from 4th November 2013.

The Psychology Research Group at Sheffield Hallam University is well-established, with staff working on a broad range of mainly applied research projects producing high quality research publications. We have excellently equipped research laboratories, which include facilities for EEG, eye-tracking and observation. Successful applicants will be located in our Collegiate Crescent Graduate School alongside existing higher degree students within this thriving research environment.     

The studentship is for a period of three years, subject to satisfactory progress and will include full UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £13,726. Demonstrators undertake certain teaching assistant duties such as helping conduct psychology laboratories, in addition to working towards a PhD qualification.  

Applicants should hold a 1st or 2.1 honours degree in Psychology. A Masters degree in a relevant subject area would be an advantage.

We are particularly interested in supervising projects in the following areas, and preference will be given to applicants with an interest in developing research in one of these areas:

‘The effect of context on the perceived trajectory of a mobile’

To be supervised by: Dr Alessandro Soranzo and Dr John Reidy (Contact  or 0114 225 6532)

‘Baby’s first foods: Perceptions, beliefs and experiences of different weaning practices’

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To be supervised by Dr Maddy Arden, Dr Rachel Abbott and Dr Catherine Day (Contact or 0114 225 5623

Please contact Maddy Arden ( ; 0114 2255623) or the relevant members of staff named below for more details about these projects

Applicants with interests in other areas should consult our web pages  for details of staff research interests and should consult potential supervisors before making an application.

To apply for this position, please click on the Apply button below. 

Application forms are available from Completed application forms should be emailed to  

For a hard copy of the form, or general enquiries please email

At the top of the form please write ‘studentship application’ and return to:

Research Support Team

Faculty of Development & Society

Sheffield Hallam University

Unit 9, Science Park

City Campus

Sheffield S1 1WB

Please note, at this stage, you only need to include the names and contact details for referees and do not have to request references.

Non-EU Nationals please note

We welcome applications from non-EEA applicants. However, we have a legal responsibility to ensure that all employees are entitled to live and work in the UK. Before applying please check whether you would be eligible to work in the UK under the points-based system by using the UKBA points-based calculator. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website. If you will need a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, contact us before applying to check whether we should be able to issue one if you’re appointed.

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Interview date: 21 October 2013

Closing date: 14 October 2013 at 3.00pm

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